Farm Road: #4

Here I tried to cool down the house, though I was afraid it would recede too far. It ended up looking ok to me. I also added some hills, and cows and hay bales, and another fence… sheesh! The composition is an improvement again, but I overworked the sky, and the grass, and the fence posts…… Continue reading Farm Road: #4

Farm Road: #3

This time I reduced the elements in the painting, and added a fence to try to help with perspective. I still relied too heavily on the masking fluid, and the house looks like it’s been cut and pasted into the painting. The scale is off for the field, and those mountains (where’d those come from?)…… Continue reading Farm Road: #3

Farm Road: #2

This time I used Arches paper, and I wanted to stretch it. I messed up on the stretching, and redid it three times. That ended up washing all the sizing off the paper, and the colors didn’t blend at all. The trees look too geometric, and the whole thing feels very muddy because I overworked…… Continue reading Farm Road: #2

Farm Road: #1

This is my first attempt. I used crappy paper, and it was a nightmare. First lesson was to bite the bullet, and use Arches. Second, I relied too heavily on the Masking fluid to preserve my whites. The chunky whites feel like a gimmick. I also relied fairly heavily on Ivory Black (I use Daniel…… Continue reading Farm Road: #1